By Thomas L. Friedman
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"If you're in basic terms going to learn one booklet at the heart East, this is often it."---Seymour M. Hersh
One of the main thought-provoking books ever written concerning the center East, From Beirut to Jerusalem continues to be important to our knowing of this advanced and risky area of the area. Three-time Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas L. Friedman drew upon his ten years of expertise reporting from Lebanon and Israel to jot down this now-classic paintings of journalism. In a brand new afterword, he updates his trip with a clean dialogue of the Arab Awakenings and the way they're remodeling the realm, and a brand new examine relatives among Israelis and Palestinians, and Israelis and Israelis. wealthy with anecdote, background, research, and autobiography, From Beirut to Jerusalem will proceed to form how we see the center East for a few years to come.
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Author Name: Thomas L. Friedman (Born: 1953/07/20)
Author Description: Thomas Lauren Friedman is an American journalist. he's an op-ed contributor to the recent York occasions, whose column seems two times weekly and almost always addresses issues on international affairs. Friedman is understood for helping a compromise solution to the Israeli-Palestinian clash, modernization of the Arab international, environmentalism and globalization. he's thought of to be a pluralist and so much of his observation is left leaning. he's an outspoken critic of the Bush management and particularly the Iraq War.
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Husayn al-Ii iarithi, and Yazid b. 147 His rule became stable; his order was considered harsh. , Sayhad. Cf. Hamdani, index; and Ibn Manzur, III, z6o. 144. Wellhausen, Skizzen, VI, 146, notes that no place named al-Bahrayn is known in the region of Aden. There seems to be some problem with the text here. Perhaps it read "to al-Bahrayn and in the direction of Aden," so that al-Bahrayn could be taken to refer to the well-known district of that name in eastern Arabia, for the sentence seems at this point to be enumerating regions beyond the Yemen highlands that were following al-Aswad.
This toponym was unknown to Hamdani; Yaqut knew of it directly from accounts of the riddah and related that, when al-Aswad expelled the Prophet's governors in Yemen, Farwah b. Musayk, who had been the Prophet's governor over the Murad clan, set up camp in al-Ahsiyah. This part of the text, however, is suspiciously similar to a passage several lines earlier that also begins with the phrase "to the province of al-Ta'if" (cf. note 144, above); one wonders whether the otherwise unknown "al-Ahsiyah" is not actually a copyist's error for alAhsa', the oasis district in the region of al-Bahrayn, and whether 'Ulayb-the localization of which was evidently a problem for the geographers (see note 15o, below)-is not an erroneous reading of 'Adan/Aden.
I zff. ), perhaps as far north as Mecca or Medina. Nuwayri, 5z, has "and elsewhere" (wa-ghayrihd). 151. Reading taqiyya, with Emendanda, for baqiyya in the text and Nuwayri. 152. Leading chief, warrior, and poet of the Zubayd clan of Madhhij, said to have embraced Islam in Medina shortly before the Prophet's death; cf. v. "'Amr b. Ma'dikarib" (C. Pellat); Caskel, II, 178. 1S3. Cf. Diyarbakri, II, 156 Il. 11-12; Balansi, 151: al-Aswad marries the wife of Shahr's father, Badhan. 1154. At this point an enormous sentence has been broken into several parts in the translation and the clauses rearranged.